Lake Peigneur Residents Need Your Help Next FRIDAY

Please come to the Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor,
Friday  July 12th
at 10:00am. 
Iberia 16th Judicial District Court
at    300 Iberia Street, New Iberia LA

We desperately need your help and presence – Friday, July 12.
Citizen Group Sues to Hold LDNR Accountable

Plaintiffs including the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) and Save Lake Peigneur, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the 16th Judicial District Court of Louisiana against the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), alleging that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, violated the Louisiana Constitution and its own Guidelines by issuing a Coastal Use Permit (CUP) to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC (JISH), for a project to create two new natural gas storage caverns in the Jefferson Island salt dome underneath Lake Peigneur.

Next Friday, July 12 at 10AM our first hearing pertaining to the lawsuit will be held.

We ask for your help.
The DNR and AGL Resources are attempting to have the case dismissed.
Families from Grand Bayou evacuated in 2003. Last August 150 families evacuated and remain displaced from Bayou Corne. Their aquifer is contaminated, their land is contaminated. A letter written to DNR Commissioner Jim Welch by a professional in the petroleum industry is illuminating. I urge you to read it at
There is a population of approximately 4000 in a one-mile radius of Lake Peigneur. The Chicot Aquifer supplies 15 parishes.

You can make a difference!

I understand how difficult it is to find the time to attend or participate, but so does the opposition. They have the advantage and when it is too late, nothing can be done.
We need this case to move forward. Those that live in the parishes that will be affected by this project we ask for your presence showing our support for justice. This case needs to be heard.
The United States is a democracy. As citizens we seek to believe in our justice system.
Please help us if only by being there for 15 minutes.
Iberia Parish Courthouse, 2nd floor 10AM. Please leave cell phones in car. You will not be allowed in the courtroom if you have a cellphone.
“We need you!!!  Pleas let me know if you can be there. Thank you!”
 – Nara & Board of Directors Save Lake Peigneur

Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré at the Bayou Corne meeting in Pierre Part July 3rd is ready to help.

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources still   issuing permits for Bayou Corne salt dome caverns!

About Lake Peigneur

Lake Peigneur is BUBBLING and DNR is DITHERING !!

KATC – (Feb.) State Officials Investigate Bubbling Lake Peigneur

Join LEAN‘s e-mail list.

We added a button on the sidebar() to link to the prior articles on this preventable disaster looming at Lake Peigneur. Even though it isn’t in Assumption Parish it is very related to the events reported here.

Info on Save Lake Peigneur campaign and the fight to keep the water safe

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No-News Sunday – Video Chex Mix

Henning Kemner –



On Lake Peigneur Bubbling –



Save Lake Peigneur blog

Alarm by Freedmrox, Revised


Information in the Feb 18 Incident Action Plan indicated fast deterioration at the collapsing salt cavern in Napoleonville. Additionally, The Feb. 19 Plan shows big problems.

Pressure changes and fluctuation, seismic activity and more prompt Freedomrox to say

Helicorders have reported two medium events this morning, and casing pressures are dropping and jumping…

Another Event is imminent. The signs are there, and the Cavern operators know it is coming and have for days.

There is no butane in Crosstex 2, as they switced to Propane, a less affected material by pressure.


A Feb. 20 video –


UPDATE – 1:15 p.m. EST

At Lake Peigneur:

ENE-News – Agents inspect mystery bubbling by another Louisiana salt dome: We found foaming residue… something’s happening — Witness: Lines of bubbles stretched for thousands of feet (VIDEOS)

DNR agents see foam, not bubbles, at Lake Peigneur

UPDATE by Freedomrox:Well, folks you can forget about the Casing pressures on Oxy 3A, as they are pressuring down for a ‘workover’, so that info will be unavailable for a while. This warning is only put out because I am very concerned over the worker’s safety, especially over the weekend. The 0.9 feet (1 and 1/8th inches)  further deterioration of Oxy 3 Wellpad between the 10-11th, supposedly a result of the slough-in, yet an edge-on slough-in should not have caused such drastic subsidence at Well Pad 3. I see it as a precursor…., reports are also shown that Occidental Brine Well #1 during it’s workover detected an anomaly at 670 ft. Not a cracking but an anomaly, usely a term for a deformation or a dent. Being that it is at 670 ft. just below the caprock and into the top of the salt is disturbing to say the least, for it seems the salt has shifted. Take note this is not Oxy Brine Well# 1, but Occidental Brine Well #1 across from Chevron and Crosstex on the east side of Grand Bayou)
This after the discovery of a ‘bubbling spot’ on Crosstex property, as shown here:
“2-1-13 – A sample of a small bubble location was taken with Shaw to determine if the site is swamp gas or not.”This, after information that Chevron has emptied it’s cavern and has been refilled with brine, and Crosstex is powering up with propane in place of butane.
These were ominous signs and enough for me to issue an alert, along with at least two residents feeling tremors within the last two days.. This is not done to alarm anyone or induce panic. The people, all people, have the right to know when there is any news gleaned from publicly available reports. I do hope not one single thing happens, and would love to be wrong. I have no fear of not reading all of the signs correctly. Yet again, if even one worker is injured and I didn’t say a word, then sorry, my conscience, just will not allow that.

To everyone working so hard out there, please keep your eyes and ears open, and please be safe.

Summary of Sinkhole News Blackout


See Also –  Press Abandons Bayou Corne

RELATED – From The ExaminerBubbling bayous smell of oil mafia

“On Oct. 10, this author highlighted some public dismay over lack of national news reports on Bayou Corne’s sinkhole disaster, causing the state’s emergency and mandatory evacuation declarations. Some readers’ statements referring to this media near-blackout . . .  “

Lake Peigneur Also Bubbling


Bayou Corne Sinkhole Raises Concerns at Lake Peigneur

“But back at Lake Peigneur, residents said they’ve seen bubbling around the lake, and believe it’s a warning sign. About Lake Peigneur

“There’s bubbling on the south side of the lake, and it’s usually about the same spot,” said Derise. “It’ll be a white foam that you can actually break up.”

Scientists have not yet determined what could be causing the bubbling.”